Mark Shea has a hilarious takedown of a New York Times article that offhandedly claimed that Catholics are barred from having sex during Lent:
I missed the memo from the Vatican instructing all Catholics to abstain from sex during Lent. I thought maybe the reporter mistook the movie "40 Days" for the Catechism of the Catholic Church. But Stephen Riddle tells me she probably just fell into a time warp since this was a practice in medieval times. Which just goes to show that NY Times reporters should check their facts every thousand years or so.